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Hello,

On the ethnicity section of the app, I put Hispanic origin since I'm Mexican. However, I'm not sure what to put in the race section since Mexican (or anything of the like) isn't an option. Would I just leave it blank?
 

CareerNumTwo

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Mexican/Hispanic is not a "race."

Hispanic = ethnicity.
Mexican = nationality (though I assume you're actually American with Mexican ancestry).
Race = your phenotypic traits (i.e. the color of your skin). Mexicans/Hispanics can be Black, White, Metizo (a mixture), or something else. Most hispanic people are white or mixed.

My ethnicity is Hispanic. For race I check the "white/caucasian" box because that what I mostly look like - though most "white" people will never be able to obtain/maintain my perma-"tan." Lol.